Good Medicine Better Health
This 30-minute module will update participants’ knowledge on common respiratory tract infections and treatments, including the use of antibiotic medicines. It will help support informed conversations with clients and community members about respiratory tract infections and antibiotic medicines.
This course consists of two 45-minute modules. Participants will learn about risk factors for anxiety and depression, strategies to manage low mood, medicines that are commonly used to manage depression and how to identify and manage potential side effects.
This course consists of four 30-minute modules that aim to increase the confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners to educate patients about their asthma, their asthma medicines and devices, and how to support a person having an asthma attack.
This course consists of three 30-minute modules. Participants will gain an understanding of pain, identify non-medicine treatments used to manage chronic pain and explain the benefits and risks of common medicines used for acute and chronic pain.
This 15-minute module will give learners an understanding of hep C, including that it can be cured. The module aims to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners knowledge and confidence to educate and support clients during their hep C journey.
This course consists of two 40-minute modules that aim to help participants assess cardiovascular risk factors, identify common blood pressure-lowering medicines and educate clients and community members about high blood pressure and how to manage it.
This course consists of two 45-minute modules that cover why quality use of medicines (QUM) is important and how to practice QUM in clinics and community settings. The modules include the safe use of medicines, identifying potential side-effects and interactions, safe storage and disposal of unused medicines.
This 40-minute module aims to increase the confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners to educate clients and community members on how to manage their type 2 diabetes, including lifestyle changes and use of medicines to reduce the risk of developing complications.
We have a range of resources to help you talk with your patients about their medicines. These resources have been developed in partnership with the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and other peak bodies.
A medicines list template has also been prepared, to support quality use of medicines among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their families and healthcare providers.
The Medicine List template is available as a PowerPoint (.pptx) or PDF (.pdf) file. The PowerPoint (.pptx) template can be edited, allowing providers to personalise the list if required. Versions of the template have also been created, with instructions on how to complete the entry fields, including example medicines and images.